We weren't sure what to expect before watching Funny or Die's short about Ferguson. The town has experienced a teenager's death and violence in the streets, and it's likely to be mentioned in any discussion of racism in 21st-century America -- nothing that sounds remotely like a punch line. Yet M ... More >>
North Korea loves to hate on the U.S. The armistice that stopped the Korean War in 1953 never really ended it, and Kim Jong Un's propaganda machine churns out anti-American rhetoric like we're still knee-deep in bloody conflict. So it's not surprising that the isolationist regime released its own s ... More >>
Robin Williams was, without question, one of the most recognizable and revered comedians in the entertainment industry. With more than 100 movies to his name, three HBO comedy specials and an outrageous number of cameos and appearances, Williams was rarely far from the public eye. "In a way, he li ... More >>
In a marketing move worthy of Don Draper in Mad Men, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that famous actor and lifelong fan Jon Hamm will get his own theme night at Busch Stadium this summer. Hamm, who grew up in St. Louis and graduated from John Burroughs High School, gave interview after interview ... More >>
It's not uncommon to dislike what our elected representatives tell us, but it is pretty rare to have them tell us to move to a different state if we don't agree wit them. That's what the 31st district's state senator Ed Emery suggested to a constituent who asked him about Medicaid expansion in Miss ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Let's ignore the question of whether or not Beyonce lip-synced the National Anthem at Monday's Inaugur ... More >>
Nothing wrong with a night of bullets and booze... at least in Missouri. In the wake of last week's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., St. Louis County Police Colonel Tim Fitch has said he'd like to see school officials and teachers carry concealed weapons to prevent such tragedies . Such a move w ... More >>
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
Ex-staffers share glowing recollections of their old boss.
Plus, playin' the Name Game and countin' cards. Wouldn't Mom be proud?
Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite.
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
Week of January 19, 2006
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Silver City plants a shrub where it wants to dig up a Bush
Angry comedian Lewis Black is worried about St. Louis' mold count
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
2002 proved that TV has no shame at any hour
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
Two plays at two Reps expose the cultural apartheid of St. Louis
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter
Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched
Directed by Dennis Dugan